Eminem leads Lady Gaga in American Music Award nominations

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A month after Lady Gaga swept the MTV Video Music Awards with eight wins, the American Music Awards has Eminem taking the lead along with pop country act Lady Antebellum with five nods each.

The candidates in 19 categories were announced on Tuesday, covering Pop/Rock, R&B, Rap, Latin, and more.

Contenders for the top prize of the night are Eminem, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Justin Bieber and Ke$sha for Favorite Artist.

Nominees for Favorite Album are Katy Perry's Teenage Dream against Eminem's Recovery and Justin Bieber's My World 2.0.

Lady Gaga is up for Favorite Female Artist with Katy Perry and Ke$ha.

In the soundtrack category the contenders are Glee: The Music, Volume 3: The Showstoppers, Twilight Saga: Eclipse and AC/DC's Iron Man 2 soundtrack.

In the Alternative Rock category, Favorite Artist nominees are Muse, Phoenix and Vampire Weekend and Favorite Latin Artist is between Shakira, Enrique Iglesias and Daddy Yankee.

Teen pop singer Justin Bieber received four nominations and R&B artist Usher is up for three.

Nominees are determined by radio airplay, retail sales, activity on social networks and video viewing. Winners are determined by an online vote by November 12 at http://abc.go.com/shows/american-music-awards/vote.

The show, created in 1973 to compete with the Grammys, selects winners based on public opinion not votes from members of the entertainment industry.

The awards ceremony will be televised live on ABC-TV from downtown Los Angeles at the Nokia Theater, November 21.


Here is a listing of other nominee highlights:


Favorite Male Artist
Justin Bieber

Favorite Female Artist
Lady Gaga
Katy Perry

Favorite Band, Duo or Group
The Black Eyed Peas
Lady Antebellum


Favorite Male Artist

Favorite Album

B.o.B./ B.o.B. Presents
Drake/ Thank Me Later
Eminem/ Recovery

Soul/Rhythm & Blues
Favorite Male Artist
Chris Brown
Trey Songz

Favorite Female Artist
Alicia Keys

Favorite R&B/Blues Album
Alicia Keys/ The Element of Freedom
Sade/ Soldier of Love
Usher/ Raymond v. Raymond